Angleton, Texas (KTRK) — Nearly forty years after her disappearance and murder, the remains of a Freeport woman have still not been found, and her family is asking her killer to tell them.
In 1986, 22-year-old Rebecca Beard suddenly went missing. Eight years after her disappearance, a man named Paul Taylor admits to killing her and then disposes of the body. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Now, much to the dismay of Beard’s family, Taylor is facing parole.
The family has a petition with more than 6,000 signatures so far, urging the Texas Parole Board not to let Taylor back into society.
As of 2022, Rebecca’s family has reached an agreement with Taylor. The agreement: If he showed them where their remains are and they were found, he would be released immediately.
They spent days digging in an area of Angleton early in the summer in hopes of finding Beard and laying her to rest.
The family believes Taylor led them to the wrong place after finding nothing.
A few weeks ago, the family received word that Taylor would be considered for parole, which has already happened. Up to this point, they say, it’s different.
“He’s been in there for a while and there was a letter from the DA because he was cooperative in the search and he wrote that to the parole board and it’s just not about being cooperative it’s about finding them.” , Carol said to Mize, Beard’s sister.
The family’s mission for 36 years has been to find their loved one. They said that no parole is ever the same for Taylor.
If you would like to follow developments in Becky’s case, visit the Finding Becky Facebook page.
If you would like to sign the petition, you can click here.
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